The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Olivibacter sitiensis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from alkaline olive-oil mill wastes in the region of Sitia, Crete.

A novel, Gram-negative, non-motile, non-sporulating, rod-shaped bacterium isolated from a viscous two-phase olive-oil mill waste ('alpeorujo') is described. The strain, designated AW-6(T), is an obligate aerobe, forming irregular, pigmented creamy white colonies. The pH and temperature ranges for growth were pH 5-8 and 5-45 degrees C, with optimal pH and temperature for growth of pH 6-7 and 28-32 degrees C, respectively. Strain AW-6(T) was chemo-organotrophic and utilized mostly d(+)-glucose, protocatechuate and d(+)-xylose, followed by l-cysteine, d(-)-fructose, d(+)-galactose, l-histidine, lactose, sorbitol and sucrose. Menaquinone-7 was detected in the respiratory chain of strain AW-6(T). The major fatty acids of strain AW-6(T) were C(16 : 1)omega7c and/or iso-C(15 : 0) 2-OH, iso-C(15 : 0), iso-C(17 : 0) 3-OH and C(16 : 0). The closest phylogenetic relative of strain AW-6(T) was clone BIti35 (89.7 % 16S rRNA gene sequence similarity), while Sphingobacterium thalpophilum DSM 11723(T) was the closest recognized relative within the Sphingobacteriaceae (88.2 % similarity). Strain AW-6(T) showed a low level of DNA-DNA relatedness to S. thalpophilum DSM 11723(T) (33.8-37.0 %). The DNA G+C content of strain AW-6(T) was 45.6 mol%. Physiological and chemotaxonomic data further confirmed the distinctiveness of strain AW-6(T) from members of the genera Sphingobacterium and Pedobacter. Thus, strain AW-6(T) is considered to represent a novel species of a new genus within the family Sphingobacteriaceae, for which the name Olivibacter sitiensis gen. nov., sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is AW-6(T) (=DSM 17696(T)=CECT 7133(T)).[1]


  1. Olivibacter sitiensis gen. nov., sp. nov., isolated from alkaline olive-oil mill wastes in the region of Sitia, Crete. Ntougias, S., Fasseas, C., Zervakis, G.I. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. (2007) [Pubmed]
WikiGenes - Universities